Tyson Fury ready for all comers!
Fresh off of a highlight reel knockout over former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (42-2-1, 41KOs), Tyson Fury (31-0-1, 22KOs) is riding high! The two gigantic rivals concluded their rivalry by producing one of the greatest fights in recent memory. After a total of five knockdowns, Fury would close the show in dramatic fashion in the eleventh round! Going 2-0-1 against the Alabama native, the Gypsy King proved without a question of a doubt he’s the superior fighter.
Now that his dealings with Wilder are behind him, fight fans and pundits are already looking forward to what’s next. Not one to mince his words, the 6’9 WBC heavyweight champion told iFL TV the following when asked who was next.
“Any motherfucker born from his mother!”
That statement is Fury in a nutshell. While it’s way too soon for him to be focusing on who’s next, that won’t stop fans of the sweet science from playing matchmaker. When you look out there at the rankings and possible opponents, there’s only three names that stick out at this moment.
You have the winner of the Oleksandr Usyk v Anthony Joshua rematch that’s taking place in early 2022. It wasn’t that long ago that Joshua and Fury were closing in on an undisputed showdown. That was, however, before an arbitration judge ruled that Fury was contractually obligated to face Wilder again. That ruling would open the door for Oleksandr Usyk, a former undisputed cruiserweight champion, to face Joshua. Usyk would dominate the former two-time unified heavyweight champion.
Then there’s Dillian Whyte, the longtime WBC mandatory and current interim champion. The WBC recently stated that the winner of Fury v Wilder 3 would have to face Whyte next with no exceptions. In actuality, this fight makes tons of sense, assuming Whyte gets by Otto Wallin on October 30. Whyte has called out Fury recently with the champion stating he would not only fight him but beat him easily.
Regardless of what’s next for the WBC champion, he’s clearly established as the face of the heavyweight division and the man to beat. Regarding options, there are plenty of fighters up for the challenge of trying to dethrone him.
By: Jerrell Fletcher